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People Celebrating with Confetti at Big Night Chicago New Year's Eve Party at Navy Pier

Sep. 27, 2023 | Iconic event expected to attract more than 3,000 partygoers

Big Night Chicago New Year’s Eve Returns to Navy Pier

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CHICAGO – Get ready for the most extravagant New Year’s Eve party in the nation as Big Night Chicago takes center stage at Navy Pier’s renowned Aon Grand Ballroom on Dec. 31, 2023. With more than 3,000 revelers expected to attend, this iconic event promises an unforgettable night filled with celebration, music, and fireworks. Tickets are now available for purchase at

“Last year, we welcomed 17,000 people to our unforgettable New Year’s Eve extravaganza,” said Rich Shea, President of HiBall Events. “This year, we’re thrilled to host an exclusive event just for Chicago, featuring an open bar, delectable cuisine, and a wide array of performances, experiences, and activities.”

HiBall Events offers three ticket options for partygoers to choose from:

  • General Admission tickets are currently priced at $129.99 and will increase to over $150 closer to the event. These tickets grant access to the open bar, party hats and tiaras, and three party areas and ballrooms.
  • VIP tickets, priced at $199.99 and increasing to $299.99 as the event nears, provide all the benefits of general admission plus upgraded top-shelf drinks, lavish hors d’oeuvres buffets, and exclusive seating areas.
  • Velvet Rope VIP tickets and tables offer exceptional table service, access to all party areas, and the renowned balcony areas in the Aon Ballroom.

“The Aon Grand Ballroom is renowned for its exceptional service in Chicago, and to ensure a seamless experience, we will set up additional service stations to eliminate long queues for drinks and food,” added Shea. “At Big Night, we pride ourselves on delivering an outstanding customer experience, which has been a cornerstone of our event’s success year after year. For a glimpse of the menu, please visit

To make the most of the celebration, Big Night offers special room rates at several nearby hotels, conveniently bookable through

Big Night Chicago New Year’s Eve is proudly sponsored by Navy Pier and HiBall Events.

For tickets, show information, and an updated list of confirmed acts, please visit


  • Event Title: Big Night Chicago New Year’s Eve Party
  • Date: Dec. 31, 2023, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Venue Address: Aon Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 840 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
  • Event Website:
  • Music: Prepare to be enchanted by Grammy award-winning DJ Dave Aude, along with DJs Pat Premier, Steve Smooth, and many more!
  • Additional Features: Indulge in an open bar, gourmet hot and cold food, ample service stations, party hats, tiaras, and more.
  • Age Restriction: Must be 21 or older to attend.

About HiBall Events:

HiBall Events is a leading event production and promotion company in America. With over twenty years of experience, founder Rich Shea and the HiBall Events management team have successfully produced thousands of events across the nation, including Big Night New Years in DC, San Diego, and New Orleans; ShamrockFest, and the National Ice Cream Fest.

About Navy Pier:

Located on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is the top nonprofit tourism destination in the Midwest, stretching more than six city blocks and typically welcoming nearly 9 million annual guests. Originally opened in 1916 as a shipping and recreation facility, this Chicago landmark showcases more than 50 acres of parks, restaurants, attractions, retail shops, sightseeing and dining cruise boats, exposition facilities and more. The Pier celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016 with the unveiling of the iconic Centennial Wheel, Polk Bros Park, Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion and Peoples Energy Welcome Pavilion. In 2021, Navy Pier continued to usher in its second century with ongoing Pier-wide redevelopment efforts—including Sable, a 223-room Hilton hotel, new restaurants and partnerships, and thrilling additions to Pier Park. The Pier is also proud to continue providing free, year-round arts and cultural programming designed to inspire, educate and connect communities across the city and globe. Click here to donate to Navy Pier, a mission-driven 501(c)(3) organization, in support of the organization’s post-pandemic revival and free public programming. For more information, visit

About the Aon Grand Ballroom:

Part of the original 1916 construction of Navy Pier, the grandeur of the Aon Grand Ballroom pays homage to an era of elegance and opulence. With its magnificent 80-foot domed ceiling and breathtaking panoramic views of the lakefront, the Aon Grand Ballroom seamlessly blends timeless architecture with the beauty of Chicago, promising a truly unique experience for all attendees.



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